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Latin American Dance 101

Fashionistas,

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A lot of travelers head over to Latin America with plans to learn Spanish classes. It’s admittedly a great way to learn, but you will be stuck behind a desk for the most part of your trip. If you want an educational trip but are already familiar with Spanish or if you simply didn’t want to stay stuck in a classroom for most of your time, how about taking dance lessons instead?

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It seems like people from this part of the world are born to dance. Loud music pours out of nearly every home, even in the wee hours of morning, and on the weekends, bars fill up with couples dancing until the sun rises. This is where salsa and tango were born; and where superstars like Shakira first learned to dance.

First of all, you have to decide which type of Latin dance you would like to go for. There are schools aplenty that offer a mix of all the Latin American dances but different regions are known for different dances and you will get the best lessons if you head over to the right place where the said dance was actually born.

For tango, you have to go to Argentina. In Buenos Aires, you can watch tango dancers dancing on the streets or during the yearly Tango Buenos Aires Festival. Dance studios are all over the city and many cater to tourists and foreigners alike. You can book intensive one week courses or stay for a few months to become an expert at it.

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For salsa, the best place to learn would be in Cali, Colombia. The salsa here is world-famous and Colombians are very friendly and great teachers. You can even just show up at a local bar and more often than not, a local will offer to teach you a few steps. You’ll probably want to invest in a couple of classes though before heading out to the local salsa clubs

Dance and Learn Spanish at the Same Time

Why not combine the best of both worlds? Look for companies that offer combination classes, where you learn Spanish for the better part of the day, and learn to dance in the evenings, and put both lessons to practice by heading out to local dance clubs during weekends.

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More often than not, travel is just about seeing the tourist attractions, but it should be so much more. Travel gives you a chance to connect with new people and understand a new culture. Whether taking Spanish lessons, or dancing your heart out on the dance floor, either way, you will be taking your trip beyond the typical.

Disfruta de tu día!

XOXO Nikki ❤

Dazzling Parties

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One of my greatest passions in life is to ENTERTAIN! Dazzling parties, mind-blowing ambience to match that, and one hell of an outfit to top the night of all nights! My ultimate goal is for all of you, fashonistas, to have the greatest time of your life even if it meant your next morning would be a disaster ♥ Seriously though, I have here my secrets laid down: all the reasons why my unforgettable parties, even the last-minute-ones, executed to a tip-top success!  Read through and hopefully I can pass on the crown of being a carousal-queen-extraordinaire!

1.            An Aura-full of Ambiance!

A sentence filled with the letter A? YES! Because the party has got to be nothing more but A-Class!!!  Make the place sexier by dressing it up with tons of tea-light candles whenever and wherever possible!

Include the bathroom and the garden area! Turn the lights off or keep it dim.  A great recipe for mystery and appeal!

2.            Too Comfy to Mingle

Tall, stand up cocktail tables cloaked in sheer, lustrous, fabrics create a comfortable ambiance. There is nothing more than your guests mingling at a level where they can stare at each other eye-to-eye.

3.            Play That Funky Music!

Loosen up the place and fill the air with a pleasing tune. For great music choices to make the party roll along just as fine as the night, check out one of my favorite sites to buy music: Nikki Beach is a famous St. Tropez bar and has great choices!  Prep up and create your romantic soundtrack when that handsome prince approaches you!

MMMORE  few more music choices

True (hey brother) … Wake Me Up (wake me up)  ...Lani (Sunshine) & ( Every Little Thing) … Tattoos (Mary Me)  Trumpets (tattoos) .. Shiver Shiver (Walk The Moon) … 1975 ( The 1975)  Chocolate (The 1975)…  I can Lift A Car ( walk the moon)

Here’s a tip: At the start of the party, keep the music loud enough for them to hear what they have to say to each other, and then turn it up as the night goes on!

4.            Do the Drinks!

The wine connoisseur that I am, you would think that I would settle for nothing more, correct? Of course not, honey! I looovvve the rich taste and the sensation of a good cocktail in my tongue! I usually serve some “cocktail du soir” with hors d’oeuvres then move on to wine served with plates of fresh, luxurious cheese, charcuterie yummy bread toasts, olives, and nuts. don’t forget to have non-alcoholic beer & champagne available for the designated drivers.

5.            Dinner…..Anyone??

Skip dinner! Serve succulent easy-to-eat appetizers all night and keep your guests chattering the night away!

6.            Mischief Galore!!!

Last item on the list!!! Parties are all about having fun, isn’t that right? That’s the reason why you cooked up an affair in the first place! So do whatever it takes! Hide the keys, throw in the bubble bath! Enjoy the night to your heart’s content!

XOXO,

Nikki ♥